Channel 2 Auction apron

Channel 2 Auction apron

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This apron was worn by Steve Wasserman as a volunteer at fundraising auctions for the Boston-area public broadcast station, WGBH. The station's television channel was Channel 2. Wasserman started volunteering at WGBH auctions in the mid-1960s during college and has continued volunteering in various capacities for 50 years. During the annual weeklong auctions, those involved wore aprons identifying each person by role. The aprons worn by people serving as troubleshooters, Wasserman recalled, were red. He also remembered the apron pockets as useful because auction personnel were frequently carrying things, such as the auction memo pads Wasserman used (2018.0286.03), around with them.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
apron
place used
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Associated Place
China
Physical Description
cotton (overall material)
polyester (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 74 cm x 56 cm; 29 1/8 in x 22 1/16 in
ID Number
2018.0286.02
accession number
2018.0286
catalog number
2018.0286.02
Credit Line
Steven Wasserman
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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